Which Religious Group Wants To Base U.S. Law On Its Faith? The Answer May Not Surprise You.
May 10, 2019 by Rob Boston
A new poll is out about which faith group members in America are most eager to base U.S. law on their understanding of religion.
Members of the Religious Right would be quick to say it must be Muslims – but it’s not. The religious group that most wants to impose its faith on us through law is (drumroll) white evangelical Christians. Surprise! Who saw that coming?
it would never in a million years have occurred to me that the answer was "muslims." i know a few muslims, and they just want to live their lives. on the other hand i've known a hell of a lot of christians, and most of them were pretty intensely interested in changing me.
I'm not surprised at all. This was the norm even before Reagan invited religion into the GOP. I know a lot of people who think others first came to America for religious freedom and that our founders were all religious and wanted to base our laws on their god. Most of these people believe that's the way it is but nothing could be further from the truth. Without science as a backup at the time most of our Founding Fathers were Deists. They believed in god as a first mover who set everything up and then disappeared. You could not know or contact this being.
There aren't even enough Muslims here to mount a serious drive to change our laws to be in-line with their religious views. The fact that white evangelical Christians are the greatest offenders is no shock to me at all. They've been at it since the time when we were still a British colony. And many of the Muslims who immigrate to the US (at least the ones I have met) seem to be fleeing religious fanaticism and persecution in their homelands.
At least for me, this is hardly a shocker. I'm just grateful we do not have a religious police, and that we do not execute anyone for religious crimes here in the US. Some countries are not so fortunate.
I did! They've ALWAYS been trying to create the United States of Christ! This is precisely why the founders who wrote our Constitution were firmly against the inception of a theocracy! Now--if we were in France (which is going to have a Muslim majority in a generation or two)..I'd worry exactly as much as I do now, with fundie wing-nuts banging on the White House door!
“Evangelical” is a broad term that includes the Methodist church of Hillary Clinton. I’ve got the feeling that only a tiny minority of so-called Evangelicals are calling for state religion. A recent Pew poll showed that Only 11% of evangelicals were Christian Conservatives. Being so inclined politically is a long way from calling for theocracy. Perhaps the largest evangelical group. The Southern Baptist Convention, in their official covenant, specifically endorse the separation of church and state as specified in the constitution.
I will therefore dismiss this post and other hyperbolic posts like it as as being propaganda based on stereotyping and scapegoating. Scapegoating because some people are frantically looking for someone to blame for DT’s election.
The article referenced is a well written and balanced appeal for the tolerance of Muslims, It in no way indicates that evangelicals want to impose their faith on you through law.
There is a document that was entered as evidence in the federal case of Kitzmiller V Dover,Pennsylvania. It is known as the “wedge document “.
The “wedge document “ was a fund raising document that was marked secret. It was distributed by the Discovery institute, a Christian Fundamentalist think tank.
The “wedge document “ was accidentally left in a fax machine when it was found.
The “wedge document “ outlined a plan to overthrow the US government and install a theocracy. The first step was to pass laws to force religion into public schools and to drive a wedge between science and young students.
The Discovery Institute denied the document at first but finally admitted to authoring it. This was in 1990’ and was supposed to have happened by now.
It looks like it is on track.